Clown event at library was terrific
When the doors opened at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Foothills Library Multipurpose Room, there were over a dozen clowns (World Clown ALLEY #222) to entertain families and over 50 children in what is to become a yearly event for the community.
A book walk, fishing pond (with prizes), face painting and children dressed as circus animals added to the festivities. Foothills Drumming Circle (Daniel Wallace and on keyboard Jack Hodges) provided the music for the event, and door prizes followed a costume judging contest.
Artworks on walls were created by the fourth- and fifth-grade art classes from Desert Mesa Elementary and Mary A.Otondo students. We have many artists on the horizon!
This was a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Foothills Library spearheaded by Janet Shaw. Janet is the volunteer FOF BookStore manager and has dedicated many tireless hours at our library. She is assisted by the rest of the Friends who volunteer to make our community the fantastic place that it is to live.
Thanks as always to the staff of our library and to all of our wonderful family and friends. And a special thanks to David and Ginny Keller, who helped to set up when extra help was needed.
Friends of Foothills secretary